College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > School of Public Service > Graduate Programs > International Public Service (MS)
DePaul's master’s in International Public Service (IPS) is designed for students interested in the field of international development and global humanitarian affairs. You’ll gain the skills and expertise to manage, lead and evaluate international projects and organizations. Deepen your experience through
internships and applied research opportunities.
Courses are offered in the evening on the Loop Campus, and in some cases, online. The program can be completed in two years and one additional quarter (including one summer) by following a schedule of two classes per quarter.
An international hub, Chicago is home to citizens from virtually every nation—and a place where you’ll experience firsthand the interconnectedness of the world. Connect to job and internship opportunities with international and nonprofit organizations like Rotary International, the American Red Cross and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Submit an online application, professional statement, résumé and official transcripts.
You’ll complete 11 core courses plus two electives.
of 2017 International Public Service master’s graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment within six months of graduation
Raphael Ogom, PhD, is the program director for the Tanzania study abroad program. He was inspired to develop and run this program because he's a firm believer in immersing his students in cultures and environments beyond their own. At DePaul, you'll have the chance to receive a well-rounded education that includes opportunities to study with passionate leaders like Ogum.
“What stood out to me about the School of Public Service was the emphasis on practical application as opposed to just theory. With the study abroad programs and my internship, I knew I would gain the experience that would enable me to succeed in my professional career.”
You’ll benefit from extensive networking opportunities with DePaul’s strong alumni network, including more than 2,700 School of Public Service alumni. Connect with fellow International Public Service grads, who typically pursue careers in government, non-profit association management and within various nonprofit organizations.Hear more from SPS Alumni
DePaul’s MPA program is NASPAA-accredited according to the Commission on Peer Review & Accreditation.
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The School of Public Service offers several quarterly scholarship, graduate assistantship and fellowship opportunities. Learn more about the scholarships and opportunities available to you.
For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission at
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